New Non-Woven File Belts Feature Norton Clean Bond Resin System

Press Release Summary:

  • Available in several sizes including widths of ¼ in., ½ in. and ¾ in. with lengths ranging from 12 in. to 24 in. depending on the belt width
  • Offer superior finishes when working with tight, intricate and complex parts.
  • Applications include restaurant/ food service, stainless steel fabrication, aerospace and automotive

Original Press Release:

New Norton Vortex Rapid Prep Non-Woven File Belts Offer Efficiency, Superb Finishes on Complex Parts

WORCESTER, MA, U.S.A. (October 27, 2020) – Saint-Gobain Abrasives, one of the world’s largest abrasives manufacturers, has announced the introduction of its new Norton Vortex® Rapid Prep Non-Woven File Belts which offer users an easier way to obtain superior finishes when working with tight, intricate and complex parts. A unique high-performance ceramic blend of grain cuts like a coarser grit size and delivers faster cuts, while producing finishes similar to a finer grit abrasive on a wide range of metals. The proprietary Norton Clean Bond® resin system ensures a smear-free, crisp-clean finish, improving productivity and reducing cost.

“Users will enjoy improved ergonomics and greater productivity, due to the exceptionally flexible, heavy-duty resin system, in applications such as cleaning, blending, weld prep and finishing,” said Mario Davila, Product Manager, Norton | Saint-Gobain Abrasives. “Extremely hard working, our new Norton Vortex File Belts offer superior conformability, as well as easy mounting on the tool.”

For versatility, Norton Vortex Rapid Prep Non-Woven File Belts can safely be used in combination with coolants or in dry applications. The new File Belts are available in several sizes including widths of 1/4", 1/2" and 3/4" with lengths ranging from 12" to 24" depending on the belt width.

To meet application requirements, BEST tier options are offered in coarse, medium, fine and very fine grits. Applications examples include:

  • Restaurant/ food service: weld discoloration cleaning and surface blending on all metals
  • Stainless steel fabrication: scratch-blending and finishing
  • Aerospace: turbine blade blending and finishing
  • Automotive: surface prep and paint/coating removal

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Saint-Gobain Abrasives offers powerful, precise, user-friendly solutions, which enable customers to cut, shape and finish all materials in the most complex and challenging applications. By working closely with end-users and grinding expert partners, Saint-Gobain Abrasives designs and provides customized solutions to secure the best option for performance, cost and safety. Leveraging its global manufacturing presence, Saint-Gobain Abrasives serves its customers locally through its structured sales operations in over 27 countries, employing over 10,000 people.

Editorial Contact:
Michael McCue, McCue & Associates LLC
p. 978.733.1353

Norton Contact:
Mario Davila, Norton | Saint-Gobain Abrasives
p. 956.519.5040

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